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2010 French Open Round 2: Tomas Berdych vs Edouard Roger Vasselin

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Tomas will play his second round match at the French Open against Edouard-Roger Vasselin (ATP-124) from France… great, it means TV coverage and a decent court and timing. Berdych and Vasselin have never played against each other before. Please be aware that isolated rain showers are expected on Wednesday, therefore the schedule may be subject to change.

Order of Play – Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Court 2 11:00 Start

Men's Singles - Second Round

Marin Cilic (CRO)[10] vs Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)

Women's Singles - Second Round

Flavia Pennetta (ITA)[14] vs Roberta Vinci (ITA)


Men's Singles - Second Round

Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE)[15]


Women's Singles - Second Round

Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[17] vs Sophie Ferguson (AUS)

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listen to Tomas in Czech

(interview May 25, 2010 in Paris)

what he said:

Of course, Tomas is very much looking forward to returning to the Top 10, however he doesn’t want to talk too much about it and increase pressure on himself. He enjoys a great season so far, beat big names on clay, Almagro, Gasquet, Feliciano Lopez.... but takes things week after week. This year he is doing better on clay – suffered an early exit in Round 1 last year, l. to Simone Bolelli. He is working hard with his coach Tomas Krupa, trying to improve mental preparation, concentration on court, physical fitness and strokes, especially the backhand. He feels good and hopes he will carry his good form over to grass. He knows that today it won’t be easy to play against a Frenchman with a hostile Parisian crowd, he is prepared for it, is not scared… *même pas peur* Go get 'em, Tomas!



it's raining...02:04 PM play is suspended in the match Pennetta/Vinci 3-0*

After another rain delay, WTA players are back at 03.41 PM,

match can start again, score is Pennetta-Vinci 3*-1

At 04:25 PM Ladies match is over, Pennetta def. Vinci 6/1, 6/1

Tomas Berdych and Edouard-Roger Vasselin arrive at 04:33 PM,

they warm-up... and 10 minutes later time to return to the locker-room.

Rain is announced. Players reappear at 06:09 PM.


Tomas won the match at 08:20 PM by 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 in 2 hours 5 minutes



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Berdych clearly enjoying the fast, high-bouncing conditions at the French Open


2010 French Open day 4: Rain delays mar action, daily results, news

May 26, 2010 | Sports Examiner - Paula Duffy

Wednesday's second round matches were delayed by heavy rain that fell on and off at Stade Roland Garros during Day 4 of the 2010 French Open.

While the majority of the contests were played to completion some key evening matches were suspended, one of which between Gael Monfils and Italy's Fabio Fognini is tied at 5-5 in the fifth set.

Monfils and Fognini played until almost 10 pm in Paris where the only light that illuminated the flight of the tennis ball came from the scoreboard.

Monfils didn't expect this kind of a fight from the unseeded Italian, playing in his third French Open. Monfils won the first two sets 6-2, 6-4 and seemed on cruise control. Fognini came roaring back to take the next two, 7-5, 6-4.

Other suspended matches of note: Fourth seed, Andy Murray is up a set on Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2, 3-3. 

Marcos Bahgdatis, seeded 25th, is ahead of Marcel Granollers of Spain, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 . American John Isner, the 17th seed has far to go against Marco Chiudenelli, a 19 year-old Swiss player who took the first set in a tie-breaker with the match suspended in the second set with the score 3-3.

Completed matches on the women's side include: Venus Williams over Arantxa Parra Santonia 6-2, 6-4., Caroline Wozniacki (3rd seed) beat Tathiana Garbin of Italy, 6-3, 6-1, Svetlana Kuznetsova needed three sets to take care of Andrea Petkovic of Germany, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Completed men's draw matches include: Roger Federer cruised past Alejandro Falla of Colombia 7-6 (7), 6-2, 6-4, Tomas Berdych (15th seed) beat France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-1, 6-4, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (8th seed) got past Josellin Ouanna of France, 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 and Russia's Mikhail Youzhny (11th seed) defeated Lukas Lacko of Slovenia 6-7 (10), 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.



Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych serves the ball to France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin during their men's second round match in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on May 26, 2010, in Paris.

Excellent Stats concerning Tomas' serve (AS of Wednesday, May 26, 2010)

ATP NEWS - Elsewhere, Czech Tomas Berdych, the No. 15 seed, eased through to the third round with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 win over Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin and next meets the winner between 17th-seeded American John Isner and Swiss Marco Chiudinelli.


wherever, whenever...

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Bravo Tomas... Keep going strong!

Czech Tomas Berdych acknowledges the crowd following victory in his men's second round match against Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Paris. Berdych won 7-5, 6-1, 6-4

Personal Note: I am happy for Tomas who could enjoy a pleasant atmosphere on the Court 2. Of course there were plenty of "Edouard, Edouard, Edouard", but nothing  wrong since Edouard Roger Vasselin is Parisian. Tomas on his side had the support of a little Czech Berdych Army and we could hear thunderous applause "Berdych, Berdych, Berdych". It was nice for Tomas. I am happy for my player. Je l'aime trop and I was not the only one!

nice footwork with his new yellow shoes

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